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Old 10-22-2013, 02:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is considered a good oil consumption for our cars?


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Hmmm..... I'd say ~1 quart every 3k miles is tolerable. Mine only burns 1/2 quart or less
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You can look at the TSB for the Nissan spec. After 1000 - 1500 miles the oil level should not be down more than 8 mm on the dip stick.
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You can look at the TSB for the Nissan spec. After 1000 - 1500 miles the oil level should not be down more than 8 mm on the dip stick.
Millimeters... are you going British on us Gilley?
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That's according to the TSB. Maybe it's because the engineers are in Japan. - Infinitihelp.com
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Us silly Americans have to be the only ones using standard
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My is at 2000 miles and the level a bit higher than low like 2 3 milimeters


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I guess its not so bad i checked at fully cold car


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That's not awful. It's 1 quart from full to low
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What is a catch cam, can it help i saw a video about it


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It's an oil catch caN - Usually in place for turbo setups. It wouldnt help in your situation but you're not in bad shape as it is. Every car burns oil - these motors burn more than others.
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Tnx a lot if it gets worse i will consider a catch cam but i will leave it like that for now


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A catch can is put in line with the vacuum line going from the pcv valve to the intake. It separates the oil(blowby) from the air. The oil goes in the can cuz it's more dense than air. There's a video on youtube where it did help the guy with OC
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